Blinken indicated readiness for dialogue between the US and NATO with Russia


The United States and NATO are ready for further dialogue with Russia, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.

“I was delighted to speak with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after this week’s NATO-Russia Council. The US and NATO are united and ready for further mutual dialogue with Russia,” Blinken tweeted.

Recall, January 10 in Geneva, Moscow and Washington held advice on strategic stability. This was followed by a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels, as well as a meeting at the OSCE site in Vienna. The focus was on the security proposals that the Russian side presented to the US and NATO at the end of last year. Moscow demands from its Western partners legal guarantees of refusing further expansion of NATO to the east, from joining the bloc of Ukraine and from creating military bases on the territory of post-Soviet countries.

As a result of the consultations, the United States and its allies did not agree with the key provisions of the Russian proposals, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who represented the interests of the Russian Federation in Geneva.

And on January 14, at a large press conference with the participation of more than 110 journalists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov clarifiedthat Moscow would like to receive a reaction on each item from the proposed draft documents on security guarantees.

“We are waiting for a written response, we have reason to believe that our partners have understood the need to do this quickly, concretely, on paper, and have understood that we will not wait indefinitely, and plans to wind up this process, of course, exist,” he quotes RIA Novosti Lavrov.